Teaching the Elderly Sign Language

Disabled Adults visit Summers Nursing Home to teach elderly people sign language  Disabled Adults who attend Surrey Choices Nexus Activity Centre have had the exciting opportunity to work with Summers Nursing Home on two occasions in the last year. Since then, Nexus has planned to give regular workshops to the elderly people so they can…

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Coronavirus response

Wednesday 25 March 2020 – Update for customers, families, Carers and partner organisations on Surrey Choices’ response to the revised Coronavirus guidance As we all try to find a way to adjust to what is going to be our new reality for the foreseeable future, it is natural to have worries and concerns.We know many…

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Postcards of Kindness

Surrey Choices Camberley Community Group joined Postcards of Kindness back in September 2019 when it was discovered on Facebook, writing to elderly, lonely and disabled people all over the country has transformed the lives of everyone involved.  The Camberley Community Group initially joined the project out of curiosity to see what would happen and they…

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Making a Difference Awards 2020 Postponed

Surrey Choices Making a Difference Awards 2020 postponed due to Coronavirus. As you will be aware, on Monday 16 March the government issued new guidance in an effort to reduce the impact of Coronavirus on the wider population and to ensure the NHS is able to cope with the increased demand.  Surrey Choices cares deeply…

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting Statement 2020

Surrey Choices are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Gap Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. The challenge across Great Britain is to eliminate any gender pay inequality: as an equal opportunities’ employer, Surrey Choices fully supports this initiative.

To meet reporting requirements, by 4 April 2020 we are publishing the results on our own website, and externally as required under the regulation. We will continue to carry out these calculations and publish the results annually.

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Changing Days Update

Surrey Choices held a series of events at the end of 2019 to begin a conversation with each other about how the future could look for disabled people in Surrey and to collectively shape the vision of Changing Days. The events were open to disabled people, their families and Carers, and groups and organisations that work with Surrey…

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Surrey Choices Mental Health First Aiders

As part of the commitment Surrey Choices have made to be a Mindful Employer, Surrey Choices colleagues undertook a Mental Health First Aiders Course held by Melanie Newnam from Mental Health First Aid England. As a result of completing the course, colleagues from Surrey Choices became Mental Health First Aiders, where they help colleagues and…

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Shared Lives receive a Good rating from CQC

The Surrey Choices Shared Lives Team started 2020 off on a high after receiving their ‘Good’ CQC inspection results in January! Shared Lives is a national scheme that offers a unique and community-based model of care and support. We run Shared Lives in Surrey and the surrounding area. Shared Lives Carers open their home, family…

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Disabled adults and colleagues raise over £6000 for local cancer charity, The Fountain Centre

In 2019, Surrey Choices raised a staggering amount of £6034.46 for The Fountain Centre, who support cancer patients, families and Carers at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.  Over the year, many fundraising events were planned, organised and delivered by disabled people which meant overcoming a range of barriers from communicating with local businesses…

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